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>> france has seen a steep drop in manufacturing jobs, and some say it makes the country not only horror, but less secure -- not only more poor, but less secure. business, "france 24." >> hello, everyone. you're watching "france 24." hero the headlines. --nching an antiterrorist kiev launches an attack
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terrorist operation of --
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>> one of the local authorities doing there, if anything, to try and stop it? --unlike what is happening they arrested several dozen arrestedhey have not the separatists or tried to storm the regional government building. they are trying to negotiate. the deputy prime minister is , and also ukraine's richest has beenmain oligarch, trying to negotiate with the separatists along with the governor. those negotiations are still ongoing. earlier the governor said the main thing we need to do is to separate the russian special forces who are here, egging on
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and trying to coordinate the demonstrators, from the grassroots demonstrators. we can talk to them, convince .hem if the special forces from russia are working for food and -- for putin, there is nothing we can do about that. >> x for that, gulliver. in south africa, oscar pistorius went back on the stand for a second very dramatic day this tuesday. the double amputee athlete is accused of murdering his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, on valentine's day last year. today in court, he answered questions from his defense lawyer about his relationship. couple's private text messages before speaking about the night he shot his girlfriend. he will eventually be cross examined by the prosecution. this testimony is broadcast around the world, but in the images we only hear oscar
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pistorius. we do not see him, at his lawyers' request. here is some of his testimony from earlier today. said thingse both that kept us back in our relationship and getting to know each other. we both came out of difficult relationships before. times we kind of spoke and the relationship was brought up to january wehere in started caring about each other, talking about future plans. reporter james flanigan has been in the report room at the oscar pistorius trial, and she joins us. incredibly stuff said in the core room just before they went on their lunch break. tell us a bit more about what was just said. mosthave to say the dramatic moment of the case so
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far, it took everyone in the court by surprise. who we havecounsel, all come to know well, requested a short adjournment, which printed sighs from everybody. sighs fromompted everybody. we adjourned, and oscar pistorius came back in the courtroom wearing just a pair of shorts and a long sleeve shirt. asked by his counsel to remove his prosthesis, which none of us expected. , after he hadked removed his prosthesis, to go stand near the bullet ridden front door, which was hung near the front of the court for much of this trial. , standing onng these rather withered stumps,
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looking rather forlorn. of course much shorter than we are normally used to seeing him, and in that moment it did matter what we had come to think of him. he was definitely a very pathetic sight, and you could not hear a pin drop in the court. everyone was entirely silent. reporters typing on their computers, and everyone looked at him. he was very self-conscious, very pathetic and wretched. it was quite a moment. >> what happens now. -- what happens now? from a legal standpoint, it shows that oscar pistorius and reeva steenkamp had this very loving relationship. describing him as vulnerable. is that working, and what can we expect from the cross examination that will be coming on the way? >> a lot of us think cross examination would start today or perhaps tomorrow. that is looking unlikely, shortly before the lunch adjournment. pistorius to take
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him through the hours leading up to the fatal shooting, which he has done in a very faltering, tremulous voice. he is very pale, looks very shaken. we have just got to the moment where he was running down the passage holding a gun ahead of him in the dark trying to protect riva -- to protect reeva , as he told us. bodya picture of her dead flashed up on the screen, quite by accident, i suppose. he does not seem to be bearing up well. we will get to cross examination maybe tomorrow, maybe not even until the next day. he is looking under pressure. >> thank you so much, jane ,lanigan, in the courtroom
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where oscar pistorius was just giving his second day of testimony in his murder trial. next, it has been exactly one month since the malaysia air flight 370 went missing, and there was some new hope one day in the search for the jetliner that is thought to have gone down in the southern indian ocean. that came when search crews gs that mayts of pin have come from the black box, but today they are unable to hear anymore. it will be days before a mini submarine will get to the site to scour the area. the president of venezuela has agreed to meet with a delegation from the opposition today. post a 40 people have died in venezuela in the past two months of protests. president nicolas maduro agreed .o the talks previous attempts for meeting
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with the opposition fell apart after opposition leaders refused to attend. voters in québec gave a no toding -- resounding holding a third referendum on independence from canada. they handed the main separatists there one of its worst electoral defeats ever. for partying defeat québec while. brushed to the side by voters of the anti-separatist group, he will take the reins as the new premier. >> my new friend -- my dear friends, the time of reconciliation is upon us. québec has chosen the economy and jobs as its priorities. it has chosen to be open and united. this victory is one of respect by strong crowd and officious
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people. >> opposition parties gained ground after saying he would launch a referendum. the province has held two previous referendums, one in 1980 that was heavily defeated, and another in 1995 that narrowly lost. this time around, voters did not want to take a chance. nearly two thirds of québec citizens wanted to hold a referendum. --i iran andd 6 six other nations holding historic talks around -- this could make or break history. and world powers dissented on the austrian capital. both sides were to transform to a permanent agreement.
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the projections are optimistic. bucket we will finish all discussions and issues this time to pave the ground to draft the final draft in may. u.s. officials said on friday she was absolutely convinced that they friday -- that they deal could be reached. limited relief from sanctions hurting its economy. want to reduce in the long-term the scope of its nuclear program. slashinginvolve iran -- number of machines that its centrifuges. it will require that the islamic state changes the design of a new research reactor at arak, may prove a sticking
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point. issue, their positions seem far apart, but on the streets of the iranian capital, residents maintain a glimmer of hope. >> i am optimistic they will reach a deal. toultimately, they have reach a final agreement. they need each other. >> earlier this year, president the chances ofid a final deal were at 50/50 or less. another sign of improved relations before -- another sign of improved relations between the dictatorship of burma and the west, and also the first for the art world. works of-- priceless buddha are on display. >> is rare and ancient sculptures crossed the border
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for the first time in history to display that is to be displayed at new york's metropolitan museum. >> we are very honored that our request was considered to borrow some enormously important objects. the sculpture you're looking at arguably shoulder is the oldest sculpture in the exhibition. it probably dates to around the fourth century a.d., and it bears witness to the practice of .oth hinduism and buddhism both things were coexisting in what appears to be a harmonious way. >> closed off to the west and other military dictatorship until three years ago, burma is in the midst of political and economic transition.
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the exhibition puts together some 160 pieces of the ancient asian art, including some from thailand, vietnam, and cambodia. >> kiev launches what it calls program to -- t any signs of force in the region could tip ukraine into civil war. oscar pistorius takes the stand for a second day. and a crushing defeat for the main separatist party in québec, and their hopes for independence. the liberals in favor of canadian unity when the legislative elections. time to take a look at what is grabbing headlines around the world. a lot of the papers are focusing
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on the elections in india, dubbed the biggest election ever , that started yesterday. >> that is the front page of the hindu times. approximately five hundred 43 -- the number of seats in the lower house of parliament that candidates are battling for, and you can see this epic chase begins. a lot of the international papers are focusing on this as well. it is on the front page of the independent, talking about the biggest election in the history, over 800 million people registered to vote in this election over the next five weeks. "the guardian" focuses on another -- on one group that can play a key role, and that is young people in india. more than half the population is under 24 years old, and there first-time0 million voters. they are really key in this election. the headline here says the young generation holds the future in their hands.
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>> that election comes on the heels of another closely watched vote in afghanistan. >> a lot of papers are focusing on this, seven million afghans risking their life. it points out that despite the threat of the taliban and, 58% of afghans went to the ballot box on saturday. that is about the same turnout as during the u.s. presidential election in november, 2012. it is a very interesting article that asks the question, would you risk your life to go vote? in the u.s., voter turnout is dropping and a lot of people wonder is there any use in going to vote. this article says it says a lot about our democracy. >> speaking of votes, the confidence vote in the french parliament today -- that is with the new prime minister, also giving an important speech ahead of that. >> giving his very first major policy speech before that confidence vote.
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the left-leaning paper does not is going toat he say. there are a lot of details about the government policy that he will not address. a lot of papers are focused on this confidence vote and says has the majority in the lower house of parliament, pseudo-he is likely he has to rally the left around him. the question of confidence, because the left is very divided over valls. a lot of people on the left think he is too far to the right to their liking. he has to be careful not to ruffle any feathers during the speech. let's look at how the right-leaning press is focusing on this. this is his moment of truth today, and they have three words of advice for manuel valls, the most important being that he must not dilute convictions to appease a certain wing of the party during that speech today.
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>> let's move on to france's absence of the 20th anniversary commemoration ceremony of the genocide in rwanda. >> relations between france and rwanda are at an all-time low. the french ambassador to rwanda was barred from attending the event yesterday. according to this article, the rwandan president once again attacked france during his speech, accusing france. a lot of countries in the international community have been drawing a lot of criticism for failing to act during the genocide. let's take a look at a cartoon in the international "new york times," taking a jab at the u.n.. "in memory of our role during won'tandan genocide, we do anything." >> staying with the international "new york times," former u.s. resident george w.
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bush has found something interesting to do in his retirement. painter, but he is currently showing off his paintings at the presidential center in dallas. it is an exhibit called the art of leadership: a president's personal diplomacy. in the center there, that is a portrait of hamid karzai. review in the art international "new york times." everyone is kind of freaking out about this, and it says people need to get a grip, especially those in the art world who dismiss the paintings without even seeing them. bush's a real review of unsettling talent. he is something of a natural when it comes to making oil paintings -- a decent amateur. >> things to you for watching "france 24." time for sports. league,e champions
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chelsea has a huge task in the course of finals. individual -- chelsea has hope and the pressure will increase with the ticking of a clock. off. 9:30 we can be at 7:45, we have chances to be in the semifinal. so we have to be at 7:45 with a smile on our faces, going to play, give everything. at 9:30. let's see what happens. will be without swedish star ibrahim of itch, who was emerged -- who was injured.
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on tuesday he will be looking to add his four goals. psg know what went on, and we need to learn our lessons. is the match going to be like the first 30 minutes of the last leg, or will chelsea have the ball and dominate? victory put psg in the semis for the first time since 1995 when 's player was the top scorer. >> i think it would be something absolutely incredible to get to the last all -- to the last score. the french public are with us. they are hoping for that. psghas been a longtime since
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made it into the last four of this competition. still, we have got 90 minutes to play, potentially 120 minutes if it goes to extra time. all,e going to give it our playing with our philosophy. psg's rise has mirrored that of chelsea's a decade ago. we will see if it is a bridge too far for psg on tuesday. mathisdortmund faces a -- a mathis -- a mammoth task. 4-3 on aggregate in last year's semis, but nail down to the spaniards after the last leg during the course of the finals. find it difficult to come up with the concept. we had a result in madrid that
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makes it clear how we have to play this game. like every other match, we have two win it. to do that, we will have to give everything that we have. >> kris jenner rinaldo scored in ristianot leg, -- k rinaldo scored in the first leg. >> you don't think about losing. we have a goal. we have to concentrate on that. we are certainly not thinking about the words "if" when our job is to play at the highest level. ideally, we want to play like we did in the first leg in madrid.
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now, have you ever wondered what makes sacred art really sacred? i mean, does the so-called creative spirit lie within the artist, or is it something channeled through the artist that comes from somewhere else entirely? in either case, prepare to be totally delighted by what follows: the first-time meeting of a tibetan lama and a navajo sculptress. so settle back, take a deep breath, and let your creative spirit float in the wind as we join our host, phil cousineau, with his esteemed guests for this colorful, art-drenched episode of global spirit, the first internal travel series. [percussive music]


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